John R. Britt
John Britt is president of Cameco Inc., which handles the uranium marketing and trading activities for the Cameco group of companies. Cameco Inc., located in Minneapolis, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cameco Corp., the worldís largest primary producer of uranium, with its head office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Since 1975, Mr. Britt has held positions of increasing responsibility in the marketing and trading areas of several major uranium companies in Canada and the United States. Before joining Cameco in 1998, he directed the marketing activities of Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd.
Mr. Britt received bachelor's and master's degrees in mining engineering from McGill University.
Project Director - Front End Marketing
Georges Capus is project director - front-end sector within the sales and marketing department of AREVA NC, formerly Cogema.
Dr. Capus joined Cogema as an exploration geologist in 1980. He has worked in Canada, France and West Africa. In 1989 Mr. Capus joined the reserves calculation team at Cogema's headquarters. He has monitored front-end fuel markets since 1991.
After studying hydrogeology and water processing, Dr. Capus graduated from France's Institut de Sciences de líIngénieur de Montpellier in 1974. He worked as a research officer for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy in France and received a docteur-ingénieur degree in applied geology from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine in 1979.
R. Gene Clark
Chief Executive Officer
R. Gene Clark has experience in both the trading and analysis of nuclear fuel markets. For the past 10 years, he has been principal and chief executive officer of TradeTech, a U.S. firm providing market information and consulting services to the nuclear fuel industry.
Previously, he spent five years trading in nuclear fuel markets, most recently as executive vice president of Globe Nuclear Services and Supply, a U.S.- Russian joint venture company marketing Russian nuclear fuel, and before that as director of marketing for NUEXCO Asia Ltd. in Hong Kong. Prior to his work in nuclear fuel trading, Dr. Clark spent three years in nuclear fuel market analysis and consulting, as president of NUEXCO Information Services. Before that, he worked for nine years at the U.S. Department of Energy, as director of the nuclear and alternate fuels division of the Energy Information Administration, and for four years in the Federal Energy Administration.
Dr. Clark received a bachelor's degree, with honors, in physics from the University of Missouri in 1966, and a doctorate in nuclear physics from Iowa State University in 1972.
Michael J. Connor
Nuclear Resources International, Inc.
Michael J. Connor has 37 years of experience in nuclear fuels markets. His first position was at Westinghouse as a buyer for uranium and enrichment services.
For the past 26 years, Mr. Connor has been president of Nuclear Resources International Inc., a firm that has consulted with more than 85 clients in 13 countries on five continents. Mr. Connor is a specialist in U.S. and world markets for commercial nuclear fuel, uranium and enrichment; uranium contracting issues, pricing, arbitration and litigation support; and uranium supply/demand analyses and related price forecasting. He also is the author or co-author of more than 40 articles and papers about nuclear fuel.
Mr. Connor received a bachelorís degree, pre-professional, in nuclear physics/nuclear engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1963, and a master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966.
From 1963 to 1965, Mr. Connor served with distinction off the coast of Vietnam on an attack aircraft carrier, USS Midway, as officer of the deck, underway, and third division officer. He is a retired lieutenant commander of the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Executive Vice President
Dr. Etemad is the Vice President of Vattenfall Fuel in Sweden. Dr. Etemad joined Vattenfall in 1982 as a reactor physicist and was promoted to Manager of Nuclear Fuel Supply in 1984. In his current position he is responsible, among other things, for nuclear fuel market and procurement.
He performed neutron and reactor physics research at Studsvik Research Centre (Nyköping, Sweden) from 1969 to 1974 and at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) from 1980 to 1982. During 1974-1979 he worked for the Atomic Organisation of Iran in several managerial positions related to the nuclear technology.
Dr. Etemad received his doctorate in reactor physics from Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) in 1974 and his masters in neutron physics from Tehran University in 1968. He has been involved in many international engagements such as being the Chairman of the board of the World Nuclear Fuel Market, member of the European Supply Agency Advisory Committee, member of the board of World Nuclear Association (WNA) as well as chairman of different working groups within WNA.
Dustin J. Garrow
Colorado Nuclear, Inc.
Dustin J. Garrow is president of ZB Marketing LLC, a Colorado based company that he founded in 1999. ZB Marketing provides commercial consulting support to the nuclear fuel industry, specializing in supply chain analysis and market-related assessments.
Mr. Garrow has held a variety of executive-level positions in the industry, including senior vice president of marketing at World Wide Minerals, executive vice president at Nuclear Fuel Resources, and vice president of marketing and sales at ConverDyn. He also has held senior uranium marketing positions at Energy Fuels Inc., Everest Exploration Inc. and Rocky Mountain Energy.
Mr. Garrow received a bachelorís degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970 and completed coursework for a master of business administration in management at San Francisco State University in 1977. Prior to joining the nuclear fuel industry, he was on active duty in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an anti-submarine warfare/nuclear weapons officer on board the USS Shelton.
James A. Glasgow
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
James A. Glasgow is a partner in the Energy Practice Group of Morgan Lewis. His law practice focuses on international nuclear commerce and regulatory and commercial matters involving nuclear fuel, fuel cycle facilities and nuclear power plants.
Mr. Glasgow counsels domestic and foreign clients on U.S. government regulation of nuclear fuel cycle facilities and the rules of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as the departments of Energy, State and Commerce regarding exports, imports and retransfers of nuclear material, equipment and technical data. Mr. Glasgow also counsels domestic and non-U.S. clients on bilateral agreements for cooperation and the U.S. governmental process for international retransfer of nuclear material originating in the United States.
Mr. Glasgow currently serves as general counsel and was formerly chairman and president of WM Symposia Inc., a nonprofit corporation that supports research and education concerning nuclear waste management.
Before entering private law practice, Mr. Glasgow was an attorney with the U.S. Justice Department, the Atomic Energy Commission, the NRC, the Energy Research and Development Administration and DOE. He received bachelorís and law degrees from the University of Arizona.
Steven M. Goldberg
Special Assistant to the Director
Argonne National Laboratory
Steven M. Goldberg currently serves as special assistant to the director at Argonne National Laboratory. In this position, he has coordinated major scientific initiatives for the laboratory and assisted in efforts to establish new initiatives in basic sciences, hydrogen energy, nuclear energy, the advanced nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management systems and carbon sequestration.
Prior to joining Argonne National Laboratory, Mr. Goldberg served as special assistant to the director in the U.S. Department of Energyís Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management from 1995 to 2002. From 1990 to 1995 he was budget chief at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for the budgets of five major agencies. Prior to that, he worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency. He also served as a congressional fellow for the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Goldberg received the Executive Office of the Presidentís highest award for efforts to complete major international nuclear nonproliferation agreements, including the U.S. purchase of highly enriched uranium extracted from nuclear weapons of the former Soviet Union. He received DOEís distinguished service award in recognition of efforts to finance the departmentís Civilian Nuclear Waste Management Program.
Mr. Goldberg received a bachelorís degree in chemistry from Tufts University, a masterís degree in nuclear chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of business administration in managerial economics from George Washington University.
James J. Graham
President and Chief Executive Officer
James J. Graham is the president and chief executive officer of ConverDyn, the joint venture between affiliates of Honeywell International Inc. and General Atomics. He manages the international marketing of conversion services from Honeywellís Metropolis Works and serves on the steering committee for the plant.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Graham was a senior vice president of General Atomics, responsible for the companyís nuclear fuel cycle activities from 1992 to 2004. He oversaw the permitting, development and startup of the Beverley Uranium Mine in South Australia. Previously, he was president and chief operating officer of NUEXCO and NUEXCO Trading Co. Before joining NUEXCO, Mr. Graham spent eight years with the French oil company Total as president of its North American uranium, coal and gold mining assets. Mr. Graham also was president and COO of General Exploration Co., a diversified energy company based in Dallas. He also held senior positions at Zapata Fuels Inc. and Texas Gulf Inc.
He received a bachelorís degree in metallurgical/mining engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1970.
Angelina S. Howard
Vice President, Office of the President and
Executive Advisor to the President for the Nuclear Energy Institute
Ms. Howard, who joined NEI in 1996, has had previous responsibilities for the organizationís communications, external affairs and member relations activities.
Before joining NEI, Ms. Howard was vice president and director of industry relations and information services for the Atlanta-based Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). She also was involved in the formation of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the development of communications activities for the WANO-Atlanta Center, which is co-located with INPO. Before joining INPO in 1980, Ms. Howard worked for Duke Power Co. from 1969 to 1980.
Ms. Howard received a bachelorís degree from Clemson University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. She has completed the Reactor Technology Program for Utility Executives, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Academy for Nuclear Training.
World Nuclear Transport Institute
Tatsuya Ishikawa joined Tokyo Electric Power Co. in 1994 and worked for five years in the maintenance and operating department of Fukushima- Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. In 1999 he moved to the companyís headquarters to become chief engineer in the nuclear cycle department, with a special interest in the transport of nuclear materials.
Currently, Mr. Ishikawa is working on secondment for the World Nuclear Transport Institute as a specialist adviser, representing the interests of the radioactive materials transport industry at the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Maritime Organization, which develop the standards for such materials.
Mr. Ishikawa received a masterís degree in mechanical engineering from Weseda University in Japan.
Thomas An-Hong Jeng
Taiwan Power Company
Thomas An-Hong Jeng joined Taipower in 1964 to work in a fossil-fuel power plant. In 1974 he was transferred to Chinshan Nuclear Power Plant, Taiwanís first nuclear power plant, where he began his nuclear career and thereafter became the senior reactor operator to supervise the first criticality of the plant.
Mr. Jeng was subsequently promoted to the Superintendent of Chinshan Plant and then rotated to be Deputy General Manager of Taiwan Power Research Institute supervising Taipowerís research activities. He also devised the first nuclear safety organization inside Taipower, Department of Nuclear Safety, and assumed the first directorship for pushing the new department into full functional capacity for conducting independent safety evaluation, audits, etc. and constructed a well-interacting mechanism among the plants, departments and with the regulatory authority so that safety issues could be soundly communicated, properly handled and resolved.
Mr. Jeng held the position of Director of Department of Nuclear Generation from 1994 to 2002 and was promoted to Vice President.
Mr. Jeng graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taipei Institute (now National Taipei University of Technology) and studied nuclear engineering in Oregon State University, U.S.A.
Stephen W. Kidd
Director of Strategy and Research
World Nuclear Association
Stephen W. Kidd is head of strategy and research at the World Nuclear Association (WNA), the international association for nuclear energy based in London.
Mr. Kidd joined WNAís predecessor organization, the Uranium Institute, as senior research officer in 1995. From 1990 to 1995, he was an independent consultant. From 1981 to 1990, he was an industrial economist with leading U.K. companies specializing in the raw materials and engineering sectors. His primary responsibility was the analysis of markets of interest to his employers, including possible business diversification. Prior to his consulting career, he was an economics tutor at Sheffield University.
Mr. Kidd received bachelorís and masterís degrees in economics from Queensí College, University of Cambridge.
Felix M. Killar
Senior Director, Fuel Supply, Materials Licensees and Insurance
Nuclear Energy Institute
Mr. Killar manages generic operational, technical and regulatory issues relating to nuclear fuel cycle facilities and radionuclides/radiopharmaceutical facilities. He also addresses issues related to nuclear fuel supply and insurance coverage for nuclear facilities. In addition he oversees the management of the nuclear industryís measurement assurance program conducted in cooperation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Mr. Killar joined NEI in 1988, after working for Entergy Corporation (formerly Middle South Service Company) in New Orleans in a number of roles for 11 years. His background includes working for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., a nuclear fuel fabrication and research facility, and three years service in the U.S. Navy.
He earned a bachelorís degree in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State University and a masterís degree in business administration from Mississippi College.
Sergey V. Kirienko
Sergey V. Kirienko has been director of ROSATOM, the federal atomic energy agency of the Russian Federation, since November 2005.
Previously, he served as chairman of the State Committee on Chemical Disarmament beginning in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Kirienko held numerous senior positions in the Russian government, was president of NorSea Oil Co. and served two years in the Soviet Army.
Mr. Kirienko received a degree from the Institute of Naval Engineers in Gorky and also studied at the Academy of National Economy of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Y. B. Lee
Group Executive Director
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation China Light & Power
Dr. Y.B. Lee is the Group Executive Director of CLP Holdings Ltd., and the Managing Director of Hong Kong Nuclear Investment Company Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings.
Having received his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1970, Dr. Lee worked in Hongkong Electric Company Ltd. as an engineer in 1970-71. He received his D.I.C. and M.Sc. (Eng.) with distinction from the Imperial College, University of London in 1972. In 1973, he joined the University of Bath, U.K. for power system research and received his Ph.D. in 1975.
Dr. Lee joined CLP in 1976 and was appointed Head of the Planning Department in 1984. In 1985-87, he taught and conducted research work at the University of New South Wales in Australia and in 1987, rejoined CLP. Reporting to the Group Managing Director, Dr. Lee was in charge of the functions of Planning, Power System Operation, Human Resources and Information Technology. He was appointed General Manager (China) in 1995 and Managing Director of CLP Power China Ltd. in 1999 when the subsidiary was established. In these two capacities, Dr. Lee was in charge of all the Companyís business activities in the PRC Mainland. In 2003, he was appointed Group Executive Director of CLP Holdings.
Dr. Lee was the President of the Association of Electricity Supply Industry in East Asia and Western Pacific (AESIEAP) in 1992. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of AESIEAP, a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.) and a Chartered Engineer.
Commercial Urenco Enrichment Co. Ltd.
Maurice Lenders is executive director, commercial, of Urenco Enrichment Co. Ltd. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Urenco Inc., where he was responsible for marketing of Urencoís enrichment services in North America.
Mr. Lenders joined Urenco Inc. as vice president of marketing in 1989. In 1983, he was appointed commercial manager for Urenco Ltd., responsible for marketing activities and contract negotiations in Europe. He joined Urenco Ltd. in 1973 and was involved in the central coordination of its research and development program. He was subsequently responsible for the production coordination of Urencoís commercial plants, from which its first deliveries were made under long-term enrichment contracts.
Mr. Lenders received a masterís degree in mechanical engineering from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands in 1972.
Wallace M. Mays
W.M. Mining Corporation
Wallace M. Mays joined World Wide Minerals on 1 July 1997 as its Executive Vice President and President of its wholly owned subsidiaries, World Wide Minerals (USA) Inc. and World Wide Minerals Mongolia Inc. Effective 27 February 1998 he was elected as a director of the company and appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr Mays has over 25 years experience in the uranium industry, particularly in the application of low cost in-situ leach (ISL) technology. After a stint as a Nuclear Weapons Officer with the US Navy, he entered the commercial oil refining and chemicals industry and held positions of progressive responsibility with several companies. Mr Mays joined Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1973 as a refinery design engineer. In 1974 he became Engineering Manager, responsible for the design, construction and operation of the first ISL uranium mine in the USA as well as the marketing of uranium. In 1977 he became Senior Vice President, Uranium Operations, of Everest Minerals Corporation, where he developed and operated four ISL uranium mines in Texas and the Highlands ISL uranium mine in Wyoming. In 1989 he became Senior Vice President, Marketing and Technical Services, of Power Resources Inc., where he was responsible for marketing uranium and was technical director of the Highlands mine. During 1990-91 he managed ISL and other uranium-related projects for Concord Services Inc. as its Manager, Mining Operations. Mr Mays was appointed President of Energy Fuels Nuclear Inc. in 1992, where his duties included planning for the Arizona Strip mine and district, acquisition of ISL properties in Mongolia, acquisition of the Reno Creek project, leasing of the Dewey Burdock project, and acquisition from Union Carbide of its interest in the White Mesa mill and the reclamation of six underground uranium mines in Utah. In 1994, Mr Mays became Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Uranium Resources Inc. (URI) where he planned the Rosita ISL uranium mine well-field and start up. He left URI and established his own uraniumrelated companies, WM Mining Inc. and CIMA Energy Inc. in 1995. Through WM Mining, he developed a majority interest in the Dornod uranium mine in Mongolia, an interest which has now been acquired by World Wide.
Mr. Mays holds bachelorís and masterís degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas.
David R. Miller
President and Chief Executive Officer
Strathmore Minerals Corp.
David R. Miller is a minerals industry expert in exploration, acquisition and operations. His primary professional focus has been on uranium, coal bed methane and gold.
Prior to joining Strathmore Minerals Corp., Mr. Miller worked for Cogema, the world leader in mining, enriching and reprocessing of uranium in the world. During the last four years of his tenure with Cogema, David served as chief geologist for the companyís in-situ leach uranium operations in the United States. He is under contract as a uranium resource expert with the International Atomic Energy Agency based in Vienna, where he is updating information on worldwide uranium deposits, geology and uranium reserves. In association with the agency, Mr. Miller has taught uranium geology, exploration and ISL mining practices at the Beijing Research Institute of Uranium Geology and Mining.
Ruthanne G. Neely
Senior Vice President, Washington Operations and General Counsel
The Ux Consulting Company, LLC
Ruthanne G. Neely joined Ux Consulting Co. LLC in January 2006 as senior vice president of Washington operations and general counsel.
Ms. Neely has more than 10 years of experience in the nuclear industry working for USEC Inc. as director of marketing and then as director of special projects. While at USEC, she conducted substantial research and analysis on the nuclear energy markets, including all phases of the fuel cycle, and on the complexities of utilizing reprocessed uranium. Strategic planning, supply and demand forecasting, fuel cycle contracting, and marketing development were part of Ms. Neelyís responsibilities at USEC. She also worked on international trade matters and various U.S. Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulatory programs.
Prior to her work at USEC, Ms. Neely was vice president of business development and communications for AWT, an environmental services company. AWT was the No. 1 supplier of air pollution equipment to U.S. utilities and provided engineering services to municipal wastewater facilities. Before joining AWT, Ms. Neely worked for General Electric as manager of strategic planning and business development.
Ms. Neely received a bachelorís degree from Rutgers University, a master of business administration from New York Universityís Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a law degree from the American University Washington College of Law. She also is a member in good standing of the Maryland Bar.
Charles G. Pardee
Chief Operating Officer
Charles "Chip" Pardee is chief operating officer of Exelon Nuclear. He is responsible for ensuring that Exelon Nuclear maintains high levels of performance and safety across its nuclear fleet, which is the nationís largest with 10 stations and 17 reactors with nearly 17,000 megawatts of generating capacity. Exelon Nuclear holds nearly 20 percent of U.S. nuclear generation capacity and comprises the third-largest commercial nuclear fleet in the world.
Mr. Pardee previously served as Exelon Nuclearís senior vice president of nuclear services. In this role, he was responsible for engineering, nuclear fuels, project management, outage management, training, security, operations support and decommissioning. Before assuming this position, Mr. Pardee was senior vice president of the companyís Mid-Atlantic Regional Operating Group, responsible for all operations at the Limerick, Oyster Creek, Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island generating stations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Pardee joined Exelon Nuclear in 2000 as site vice president of LaSalle Generating Station in Illinois. He came to Exelon from Florida Power Corp.ís Crystal River Unit 3, where he served as plant manager. Prior to Crystal River, he was operations manager at Carolina Power & Lightís Brunswick Nuclear Plant in North Carolina.
Mr. Pardee is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. He earned a senior reactor operator license at Brunswick and a senior reactor operator certification at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. He also qualified as engineering officer of the watch at the GE Naval Prototype plants.
China National Nuclear Corporation
Jiangang Qiu currently is the assistant president of China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC), responsible for nuclear fuel management. He has been responsible for technical management of planning, economic management, nuclear power engineering and capital construction.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Qiu held several posts, including principal staff member, deputy division director, deputy directorgeneral and director-general in the Ministry of Nuclear Industry, Ministry of Energy and CNNC. He also was a board member of Qinshan Nuclear Power Joint- Venture Company.
Mr. Qiu received a bachelorís degree in nuclear power engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1978. He holds a title of professorship senior engineer.
Robert A. Rich
Nuclear Fuel Consultant
Rich Associates, Inc.
Bob Rich is President, Rich Associates, Inc. In that position he provides marketing and sales, contracting, procurement, market analysis, and company / property evaluation services in the areas of nuclear power and nuclear fuel commodities. His current and past clients include BHP Billiton, WMC Resources, Sumitomo Corp, Ontario Power Gen, and several US utilities.
From 1988 through 2005, Mr. Rich served as the US & Canadian Sales Representative for Olympic Dam uranium. Prior to that, he had been Executive Vice President for Edlow International Company in Washington, DC, Manager- Nuclear Fuels Procurement Group and Uranium Geologist, Nuclear Materials Group, for the Yankee Atomic Electric Company.
He received his bachelorís degree in geology from Temple University in 1968 and his masterís and doctorate degrees in geological sciences from Harvard University.
World Nuclear Association
John Ritch joined the World Nuclear Association in 2001 after seven years as U.S. ambassador to United Nations organizations in Vienna, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. In Vienna, he was active in promoting the IAEAís global strengthened-safeguards system and new conventions on nuclear safety. He participated in the United States-North Korea nuclear negotiations and the U.N. conferences reviewing the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 1995 and 2000.
Previously, Ambassador Ritch was a staff adviser to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 22 years, specializing in East-West relations and nuclear arms control. During that period, he also was an entrepreneur, heading a real estate development company and cofounding a multinational enterprise that markets fitness-related products throughout Europe.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a masterís degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
RWE NUKEM GmbH
Kurt Schreiber joined NUKEM in 1973 and worked in the light water reactor services group within the fuel cycle services division. In 1986 he was promoted to general manager of the division.
Mr. Schreiber was appointed managing director of NUKEM Nuklear GmbH in 1997. He also serves as director of NUKEM Luxemburg, a company active for nuclear fuel financing.
Mr. Schreiber received an engineering degree in metallurgy and foundry technologies. He also undertook post-graduate studies in economics and marketing.
Susan F. Speight
Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Nuclear Fuels Corporation
Susan F. Speight has 24 years of experience working on the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle. She currently is vice president of marketing and sales for Nuclear Fuels Corp. (NFC), an affiliate of General Atomics in Denver. Her responsibilities include international sales and marketing of uranium concentrates from all of the General Atomics affiliated companies, including the Beverley Mine in South Australia. Ms. Speight also is the vice chair of the World Nuclear Fuel Marketís Board of Governors.
Prior to joining NFC, Ms. Speight was director of North American sales for USEC Inc. in Bethesda, Md. Her responsibilities included oversight of the sales team responsible for marketing uranium, conversion, enrichment services and enriched uranium product to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Before joining USEC, Ms. Speight held positions with ConverDyn and Carolina Power & Light Co. (CP&L), where she began her career. At CP&L, Ms. Speight advanced from an introductory position supporting the companyís uranium procurement activities to full accountability for uranium, conversion and enrichment service procurement activities for CP&Lís four nuclear power plants.
While at ConverDyn, Ms. Speight was regional marketing manager, responsible for sales and marketing of UF6 conversion services to domestic customers across the United States.
She received a bachelorís degree in business administration with a concentration in management and economics from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.
ITOCHU International, Inc.
Masateru Sugihara is Group Manager of Nuclear Fuel Group for ITOCHU International Inc. in their Washington, DC office, a position he has held since October 2005. Mr. Sugihara joined the Energy Division of ITOCHU was assigned to the Nuclear Energy Group as Manager, Marketing in 2004.
He graduated from Osaka University with a degree in Economics in 1993.
Shri Sudhinder Thakur
Executive Director, Corporate Planning
Shri Sudhinder Thakur is closely involved with the interaction of DAE/NPCIL with government agencies and other national experts in energy and electricity. Previously he has worked for the Power Engineering Division of the Department of Atomic Energy, as Consular Science with the Embassy of India (Technical Liaison Mission of Department of Atomic Energy), and for the Tarapur-3&4 project. He has specialized in heavy water pumps and has significantly contributed in bringing the technology to India and indigenization of critical components of heavy water pumps.
Mr. Thakur received a degree of B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University in 1970.